Barbara Eden

Barbara Eden

actress, producer, additional crew

Barbara Eden was born on Aug 23, 1931 in USA. Barbara Eden's big-screen debut came with Back from Eternity directed by John Farrow in 1956. Barbara Eden is known for Off to See the Wizard directed by John Florea, Daws Butler stars as Scarecrow and Mel Blanc as Cowardly Lion. Barbara Eden has got 3 awards and 6 nominations so far. The most recent award Barbara Eden achieved is TV Land Awards. The upcoming new movie Barbara Eden plays is My Adventures with Santa which will be released on Nov 05, 2019.

Barbara Eden, born Barbara Jean Morehead in Tucson, Arizona, became one of America's most endearing and enduring actresses. A graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, California, Eden would go on to study at San Francisco's City College as well as the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Elizabeth Holloway School of Theatre. While her aspirations as a singer motivated her during her early years for a career in music, it was her starring role in the NBC TV comedy series, Jeannie de mes rêves (1965) where Barbara Eden immediately gained international acclaim.Although most remembered for her role as "Jeannie", Barbara Eden has starred in more than 20 theatrical feature films and made-for-television films for at least four different movie studios: 20th Century Fox, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Columbia Studios, and Universal Studios, most notably in the film Les rôdeurs de la plaine (1960), when she acted as Elvis Presley's leading lady. Other films in which Barbara Eden had a leading role were Le sous-marin de l'apocalypse (1961), The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962), Cinq semaines en ballon (1962), Le cirque du docteur Lao (1964) and Le retour d'Aladin (1964). The Brass Bottle comedy movie led to Sidney Sheldon's creation of Jeannie de mes rêves (1965) comical TV series.In television, Eden made her first featured appearance on I Love Lucy: Country Club Dance (1957), as the series was nearing cancellation (there were just two more episodes). Eden immediately landed a starring role in the television version of How to Marry a Millionaire (1957), where she portrayed the same character role originated by Marilyn Monroe. Another memorable appearance came on The Andy Griffith Show: The Manicurist (1962), featuring her in the character role, special guest-star, as well as her occupation being titled.In 1965, Barbara Eden was cast the leading role in Sidney Sheldon's NBC sitcom, Jeannie de mes rêves (1965). It televised weekly, for five successful and humorous seasons with 139 episodes. After "Jeannie," Barbara Eden went on to star in many other comical and family productions including Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978) and Chattanooga Choo Choo (1984) among other numerous highly rated made-for-television movies well into the 1990s. She has also acted in multiple western series and thrillers.Outside of her film and television works, Barbara Eden headlined major hotel resorts and casinos including Lake Tahoe, Atlantic City and Las Vegas. She also was the star attraction at the MGM Grand, Harrah's, Caesar's Palace and on concert stages and legitimate theaters across the country.Utilizing her singing ability, Eden released an album titled "Miss Barbara Eden" in 1967, for record company, Dot Records. She has also been a musical guest star in a wide range of variety television shows. Eden's appearances included 21 Bob Hope special shows, along with The Carol Burnett Show (1967), The Jonathan Winters Show (1967), The Sonny and Cher Show (1976), The Jerry Lewis Show (1963), This Is Tom Jones (1969), Tony Orlando and Dawn (1974), and Donny and Marie (1975).During the Persian Gulf War, she traveled with Bob Hope to the middle-east to perform for the combat troops and then continued on with Hope in a whirlwind eight-day, around-the-world USO tour entertaining servicemen during the Christmas season.To celebrate the 2002 Yuletide season, she responded to an invitation from President George Bush; Barbara journeyed to Washington D.C. and sang "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" at the annual White House "Lighting of the National Christmas Tree" event where she also hosted the show and pageant with President and Mrs. Bush for an audience of 6,000 cheering fans on the Ellipse near the White House.A multi-talent, Eden starred in the national touring musicals La mélodie du bonheur (1965) and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1998). In the latter production, she played Lorelei Lee, the character created on Broadway by Carol Channing and performed by Marilyn Monroe in the 20th Century Fox film version. Eden also toured vastly in various stage productions like Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972), La cage aux poules (1982), Annie Get Your Gun (1967), South Pacific (2009) and Nite Club Confidential (1996). In the play "Love Letters," Eden reunited with her Jeannie de mes rêves (1965) co-star, Larry Hagman. The duo toured metropolitan and major cities, across the United States. Eden starred in Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple: Female Version", and "Social Security" (1985). She has also been seen in TV series like, All Star Blitz (1985), Entertainment Tonight (1981) and Larry King Live (1985).In 2011, Crown Archetype, a division of Random House, published Barbara's memoir, "Jeannie Out of the Bottle," which debuted at number 14 on the New York Times Best Seller List and on Australia's Best Seller List, published there by Harper-Collins, Inc. The autobiography chronicle's Eden's colorful life and remarkable Hollywood career that spans more than 50 years.One of Hollywood's busiest actresses, Barbara filmed a starring role in Amour rime avec toujours (2009), a movie filmed by and for the Hallmark Channel. The move was televised numerous times during the year it was filmed and released. On the road, she hosted productions of Ballets with a Twist (1996), the new groundbreaking show that stars rotating celebrity emcees and dancers from Dancing with the Stars (2010). Barbara Eden has appeared recently in a recurring role on Lifetime's American wives (2007) series, guest-starred on ABC's Une famille du tonnerre (2002), and enacted a recurring role on Sabrina, l'apprentie sorcière (1996). During her long career, Barbara has starred in 25 feature films, five network TV series and 19 top-rated network made-for-television movies.Barbara has been featured in TV commercials for Old Navy, AT&T, and she introduced the Lexus SUV, which was later named Car of the Year by Motor Trend Magazine.People Magazine named Barbara "One of America's 200 Greatest Pop Icons of the 20th Century." She has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7003 Hollywood Boulevard near the front of the world famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre. She was named one of TV Guide's Most Popular Comedy Stars and has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Broadcasters Hall of Fame, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and the TV Land Television Network.When there is time in her crowded schedule, Eden works actively on behalf of numerous charities including The Trail of Painted Ponies Breast Cancer Research, American Cancer Society, the Wellness Community, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the March of Dimes, the American Heart Association, Save the Children and Childhelp USA.Barbara Eden resides with her architect/real estate developer husband Jon Eicholtz in the Benedict Canyon area of Beverly Hills.

  • Birthday

    Aug 23, 1931
  • Place of Birth

    Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Also known

    Barbara Jean Moorhead, Μπάρμπαρα Ίντεν

Known For


3 wins & 6 nominations

TV Land Awards
Favorite Dual-Role Character
Winner - TV Land Award
Walk of Fame
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame
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